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Re^2: Quick Programs to make Big Impression

by eyepopslikeamosquito (Chancellor)
on Sep 03, 2008 at 12:47 UTC ( #708740=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Quick Programs to make Big Impression
in thread Quick Programs to make Big Impression

I have a ten year old son, and he still loves running that Saturn program. We watched the movie Contact together (the opening scene from that movie is where I got the idea of zooming in, then away from Saturn) and he enjoyed that movie and could relate the obfu to it.

In addition to that, I'll often help him write a little program to illustrate or solve a problem from his Maths homework. Easily solving a tricky problem with a very simple brute force search program that he was struggling to solve manually has helped him appreciate the awesome power of computer programming.

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